Quick College

Quick’s rich history of community events and the amazing collage of residents reaches back to the 1920’s. An enormous bank of knowledge and skills has accumulated in our local area. The recently formed Quick College provides opportunities to share those skills.  This can take the form of a club, workshop, retreat, field trip or an activity yet to be imagined.  Quick College Coordinator Sue McDiarmid is at the ready to support facilitators/instructors to design, publicize and deliver as needed.  Upcoming Quick College events are communicated via email notices, posters, and on the Round Lake Community Association website Quick College page. Reports about events that have occurred are also published on this page periodically.

REPORT ON PAST EVENTS

An Evening with Quick Poet, Curt Gesch
Quick resident, Curt Gesch, is best known locally as a forage farmer and experimenter extraordinaire, and the producer of the “Just Farmers” newsletter. He and his wife, Betsey, traveled to Iqaluit in August 2017 to visit their daughter. Curt was inspired to pen a series of poems about their observations, experiences, and new friendships, and presented them with accompanying photos to an appreciative gathering at the Hall on Saturday evening, February 17th.  Thank you, Curt and Betsey, for sharing your learning and experiences with our community!
Curt’s book of poetry is available soon from Curt Gesch:  phone  250-846-9511  / email cgesch63@gmail.com     Cost is $5. Curt generously donated proceeds from the first 20 copies to Round Lake Community Association to support Quick College programs.

Quick Drop-In Darts
Local dart players, as well as visitors from Topley Dart Club, enjoyed games and socializing at Round Lake Hall on Tuesday evenings through the long winter of 2018. Thanks to the generosity of the Topley Dart Club, the Quick Club received dart boards and equipment, and refurbished them. The Club plans to continue through the fall and winter coming.

Weaving with Anneh Kessels of Willow Bender Baskets
Anneh is an experienced basket maker, who lives in Quick, and Quick College has benefited from her basket and structure weaving courses for our first two years. Anneh taught two courses in March: at the Weaving Garden Supports class, participants wove tomato cages and a wooden fence.  At the Willow Basket Weaving class, medium sized bicycle baskets were woven. Willow used in courses is gathered by Anneh from Quick and surrounding areas.

Introduction to Hand Spinning
In April, participants learned to produce wool or alpaca yarn using various spinning wheels and a drop spindle and, due to some wheels having operational idiosyncracies, also learned about spinning wheel operation and maintenance. The course was taught by Angela Young, a Bulkley Valley alpaca fiber producer until recently.

If you have questions, ideas, or suggestions about the college programs, please contact Quick College Coordinator by email at: quickcollege@roundlakebc.com